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Chrisette Michele called ‘sellout’ for Trump inauguration performance

Chrisette Michele

Photo credit: DeWayne Rogers for Steed Media

Chrisette Michele became the latest Black celebrity to be ridiculed for accepting an invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration.

According to the President Inauguration committee, Michele agreed to the performance. It comes days after Jennifer Holliday decided to decline the offer to perform after facing severe backlash.

Other Black celebrities have also been ridiculed for meeting with Trump. Steve Harvey, Ray Lewis, Kanye West, and Martin Luther King III were all basted after agreeing to meet with Trump at Trump Towers in New York.

Michele has yet to issue a statement on why it was important for her to perform. However, she is currently facing heat on social media. Should every Black person who meets with or performs for Trump face similar backlash?


  1. KevMac on January 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Changes nothing for me. I’m still a fan.

  2. Mike Gee on January 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    done with her and anyone who runs to that idiot with their hand out….Malcolm warned us of this many years ago.

    • KevMac on January 20, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Yes Malcolm did warn us of prominent blacks in our community selling us out. I’m just not willing to call any and every black person that meets with Trump or performs at this inauguration a sellout. I believe Malcolm would’ve met with Trump given the opportunity, Trump extending the invitation is another story.

      • Mike Gee on January 20, 2017 at 8:34 am

        i respectfully disagree. Malcolm was astute enough to know when someone wants a photo op vs someone who wants to have a real conversation. In 40+ years of business he has never cared about aa’s, i don’t think the presidency will all of a sudden.

  3. Sherri Etienne on January 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I cannot support anyone who supports a problem. If you support it you’re part of it. Either she’s hard up or her chi is all off balance. Whatever the case, if she never sings again that’s fine with me. Good luck and bless her heart…

  4. 26Sweetheart on January 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    This is not group think. We are individuals who have individual thoughts. With individual thoughts come individual decisions. Not all black people have to like Trump; not all black people have to hate Trump.

    • meme on January 20, 2017 at 4:58 am

      who do people think they are? you probably don’t buy her records anyway. how about becoming an adult so our young folk can emulate good behavior. followers – that’s all you are. don’t go anywhere talking about fairness when someone shuns you or your family because you won’t do what they want. followers- tha’s sad.

      • Mike Gee on January 20, 2017 at 8:37 am

        and she has a right to feel the way she does just as you do idiot. Stop whining because she doesn’t like what u like. Grow up hypocrite

  5. CBaby23 on January 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Millions of company owners, managers, supervisors, etc., across America are racist as hell, voted for Trump, and support Trump’s views, yet my non-celebrity black brothas and sistas who’re lamb basting Chrisette Michele and calling her coons and sellouts aren’t missing one day of work. Are they coons too? Are they selling out? Or, is that title reserved for blacks on the higher pay scale? Division is the plan, people. Don’t fall prey to it.

    • Billy Ocean's son on January 21, 2017 at 11:13 am

      You can’t run with the hares, then hunt with the hounds. This is the problem these celebrities are facing.